This morning, Minister Robin Scott, Minister for Finance and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, opened the 5th Australasian Compensation Health Research Forum, at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Delegates have gathered from across Australia and New Zealand to discuss the concept of innovation in a complex compensation system. Two main aspects of innovation and complexity will be addressed over the two days of the Forum, with the first day dedicated to 'individual level complexity' and the second day given over to 'system level complexity'.
Highlights of the program include keynote addresses by renowned clinical psychologist Professor Michael Sullivan (Director of Recover Injury Research Centre at The University of Queensland) and respected health services researcher and policy analyst Professor Judith Smith (Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham). A special guest at the Forum is Dr Graeme Innes AM, former Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission and well-known human rights campaigner, who will be speaking today.
This leading Australasian symposium looks at putting research into action by addressing compensation systems and how they affect the people who rely on them. This is the fifth of several successful events jointly hosted by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) and New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).